Amberes, Roberto Bolaño's Antwerp - Talking to curator Nav Haq

Sofie Crabbé

Displaying a raw energy that he would later develop to establish himself as one of the most original writers of his generation, Roberto Bolaño’s early experimental novella Amberes (English: Antwerp) is a source of inspiration for a homonymous group exhibition at M HKA in Antwerp. Sofie Crabbé had a conversation with senior curator Nav Haq about the creativity, power and relevance of Bolaño’s writing and how it resonates in both contemporary and historical art.

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‘Hearing is a condition that we aspire to’ - on the work of Samson Young - Reflections #12

Linnea Semmerling

Samson Young's work is often extremely seductive but with a vicious political edge to it (with commentaries on military strategies, bells, weapons and Band Aid).His remarkable sound artworks are now on show at Looiersgracht 60 in a duoshow with Steffani Jemison organized in collaboration with De Appel.   

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Roaming as a way of schooling – DAI in Sardinia

Giulia Crispiani

DAI, short for the Dutch Art Institute, calls itself a roaming academy as its students and teachers get together in another place every month. What does this educational model offer? Giulia Crispiani gives an insider’s report of a week of collectivity in Sardinia. 

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Egg Stories - Pedro Wirz interview

Domeniek Ruyters

One of his egg scuptures is presented on the cover of Metropolis M No 2-2019 Magisch realisme. Talking to Pedro Wirz about his love for the egg.

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Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead - Talking to Walid Raad 

Róman Kienjet

Seven rooms exhibit three multiannual projects and over fifteen artworks with an accompanying program of Raad’s renowned performance Les Louvres and/or Kicking the Dead. I met Raad the second day of the exhibition at the Stedelijk in a cigar bar in Amsterdam. He talked, I listened.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 3 — 2019